Dissertation Defense Announcement
The College of Education announces the final dissertation defense of
Deborah M. Taylor
for the degree of Doctor of Education
July 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm in 405, Ball Hall
Major Advisor: Lee Allen, EdD
ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS’ PRACTICES AND PERCEPTIONS OF OUTCOME ASSESSMENTS IN WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION FOR ADULT LEARNERS
ABSTRACT: Academic librarians are encouraged to provide library services, resources, and instruction to all patrons, including the adult learner. Worldwide, adult students are a growing student population in colleges and universities (Choy, 2002; Cooke, 2010; Francis, 2012; Veal, 2000); however, adult learners are often neglected in academic libraries. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to examine academic librarians’ practices and perceptions on outcomes assessment in web-based instruction for adult learners. Academic libraries can establish value and support the information needs of adult learners through an active commitment to the process of information literacy instruction and use of outcomes assessment.